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Whitmer quietly stands out

Illinois commit isn't the flashiest prospect, but he finds a way to stand out from the pack

Originally Published: July 21, 2009
By JC Shurburtt | Scouts Inc.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- Robert Weiner was out to prove to some of his players that it didn't take much for him to spot top-shelf talent.

"We were in Champaign at Illinois' camp and one of my players was joking around with me telling me I couldn't spot the top players," said Weiner, the head football coach at Tampa's Plant High and one of the top prep quarterback coaches in the Southeast. "I told him I could tell in two throws."

So Weiner watched an undersized quarterback with a gun ...

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